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02/14/2010 08:37:08 AM · #176
Thanks for clarifying L2
02/14/2010 10:02:28 AM · #177
Originally posted by NikonJeb:

....

Where is it stated in DPC's ToS, or whatever, that the images remain in the archives in perpetuity?

Just wondering on what basis the site could refuse the owner of images direct request to remove them from the site.


See Section 6.2 of the Terms of Service. When you enter an image into a challenge, you also grant DPC a perpetual and irrevocable (though non-exclusive) right to use that image to maintain the operation of the site; ie. maintaining the challenge archive.
02/14/2010 10:50:37 AM · #178
Originally posted by L2:

SC would not get involved in removing portfolio images since they can't be viewed by anyone else anyway when an account has been cancelled.

Wrong.
02/14/2010 11:00:10 AM · #179
To clarify a bit, watermarks aren't really security. The only way to prevent theft of an image is not to show it because if you can see it, you can steal it. A watermark cannot protect an image from theft (photos can be swiped exactly the same way, with or without the watermark). All it does is provide an attribution to the original source and discourage further use. I get FWD:FWD:FWD emails all the time with slideshows of images from Worth1000, complete with watermarks. It obviously didn't prevent people from looking at the photos or swiping them, but at least I know where they came from.
02/14/2010 11:01:38 AM · #180
Originally posted by Louis:

Originally posted by L2:

SC would not get involved in removing portfolio images since they can't be viewed by anyone else anyway when an account has been cancelled.

Wrong.

A bug, no doubt. You cannot navigate to the image from the photographer's profile. You'd have to know the URL to get there.
02/14/2010 11:05:58 AM · #181
Originally posted by scalvert:

Originally posted by Louis:

Originally posted by L2:

SC would not get involved in removing portfolio images since they can't be viewed by anyone else anyway when an account has been cancelled.

Wrong.

A bug, no doubt. You cannot navigate to the image from the photographer's profile. You'd have to know the URL to get there.

You can also click a thumbnail in a thread. (Not sure why all the thumbnails in that thread are broken image links for me, since some are from challenge entries and others from the portfolios of active members.)
02/14/2010 12:28:40 PM · #182
Originally posted by scalvert:

Originally posted by Louis:

Originally posted by L2:

SC would not get involved in removing portfolio images since they can't be viewed by anyone else anyway when an account has been cancelled.

Wrong.

A bug, no doubt. You cannot navigate to the image from the photographer's profile. You'd have to know the URL to get there.


A little research reveals that Langdon removed the "image no longer viewable..." error message for the portfolios of inactive members just very recently; it's meant to help the readability of our older forum threads.

So, the photographers will still be on their own to remove portfolio images. :)

02/14/2010 06:47:11 PM · #183
Originally posted by L2:

See Section 6.2 of the Terms of Service. When you enter an image into a challenge, you also grant DPC a perpetual and irrevocable (though non-exclusive) right to use that image to maintain the operation of the site; ie. maintaining the challenge archive.

Ah! Thanks.

I'm guessing that was one of the bones of contention with some folks.

But then again........that's been there for a while, and you're supposed to actually read the ToS, right?......8>)
02/15/2010 08:35:30 PM · #184
Thanks for the watermarking feature, Langdon.

One suggestion (and I hope no one else has mentioned it yet--I don't want to read through this whole thread)...

Can you incorporate the cursor keys (you know...the arrows: up, down, left, right) for moving the watermark around. I would think a little fine-grained nudging of the watermark would be helpful for many of us, helping to place that watermark precisely where we want it.

Thanks, and keep up the good work!

02/15/2010 11:00:46 PM · #185
I must be doing something wrong, but I don't know what. I set the watermark up to be placed in the middle of my images. On my last image "In The Attic", the watermark didn't show up well on the bear so I went to my portfolio and tried to move the watermark on just that one image to the lower right corner. It says the watermark was saved but when I go back to look at the image, the watermark has not been moved. I tried about 3 times, thinking I had missed a step but every time it's not changed. HELP! :-)
02/15/2010 11:06:26 PM · #186
Have you tried a forced-refresh? You may be looking at a cached image.
02/15/2010 11:10:15 PM · #187
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Have you tried a forced-refresh? You may be looking at a cached image.


Doh! Thanks Paul! :-)
02/16/2010 12:21:26 AM · #188
Awesome! thanks Langdon!!!
02/18/2010 05:00:29 PM · #189
Can someone point me to a post that displays how all the different settings look. Mostl how the different transpancies look and black or white, etc - position is understood.

Message edited by author 2010-02-18 17:01:17.
02/18/2010 05:53:56 PM · #190
Originally posted by RamblinR:

Can someone point me to a post that displays how all the different settings look. Mostl how the different transpancies look and black or white, etc - position is understood.


Maria, after I had set my standard white watermark to be placed in the center of my images, I reset some of them individually that didn't show up very well. Just go to your portfolio and bring up individual pictures and you can preview black/white and light/medium/dark and move it to any place on the image you prefer on that one picture or delete it or all of the watermarks and start over. Hope that helps!

Langdon - Thanks for the Watermarks! I doubt I will ever try to earn money on my images, but it did bother me to see a few of them show up on someone's web site. I'm sure this will help prevent some people from downloading our images.
02/18/2010 10:31:06 PM · #191
Thanks CJinCA
03/15/2010 11:48:02 PM · #192
I gotta say...after seeing the pics with the watermarks, I am not a fan. It is really distracting and for me, really minimizes a pictures impact because of that distraction. I understand the why....but the how, it seems, could be done better. I guess I understand the placement of the marks to prevent cropping them out. Most of the enjoyment for me on this site, as a mediocre pic taker, is seeing all of the AWESOME work done here. It's what keeps me here, seeing all the talent and great shots. It makes me want to be a better photog. That I know of, none of my shots have ever been stolen. There's good reason for this, I have few on here and they're just not that good, so I don't know the feeling of being robbed. I guess I'm just venting my sadness that it's gotten to this point that we have to protect our work and taint them with text, which has always been a no-no here. To me, the great shots that are watermarked will be just that....marked! I'm afraid it will cause the curious that come to this site to go away and not become members. Who wants to look at art or photography that's got writing all over it??

sds

Message edited by author 2010-03-16 04:37:55.
03/16/2010 02:30:00 AM · #193
Agree with previous poster. NOT A FAN. I guess I'll just voice that opinion int the comments everytime I see a watermark ruin an image. Which, unless the image sucked to begin with, is all the time. I can already feel myself not even wanting to look through the challenge images any more as more and more are ruined.

just my two cents.
03/16/2010 07:51:23 AM · #194
I'm pleased that Langdon added this feature. Thanks!

As for viewing challenge entries with them, it's not a big deal IMO.
03/16/2010 10:54:22 AM · #195
To be perfectly honest, after the first week or so, I don't even notice them anymore.

Of course, I've been known to look for my cell phone while I was talking on it as well, so take it for what it is worth.
03/17/2010 01:54:27 PM · #196
To qualify my previous post, there ARE some watermarks that don't distract as much that some people are using, which is great. It's the folks that put the mark dead center on their work that I am most referring to. To me it doesn't matter how great the shot is, that dead center text kills it! I guess once the voting is done what does it matter, eh?

Message edited by author 2010-03-17 13:57:25.
04/07/2010 06:09:24 PM · #197
So a few weeks on.... Congrats guys... This watermark crap is not distracting at all in some images :-/

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/931/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_734890.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/931/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_734890.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' Hit the full one don't look at the thumb.... Picked this wandering thru my favs... It' hardly an isolated case.

Anyways; Once CS5 comes out I hear that I will just be able to download and automatically remove the watermark with a single click, so I guess it's just short-term :-) [before I get flamed more then I will anyway, see the smilie... I am not downloading stuff just point out how useless the all is]
04/07/2010 06:17:09 PM · #198
Originally posted by robs:

So a few weeks on.... Congrats guys... This watermark crap is not distracting at all in some images :-/

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/931/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_734890.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/931/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_734890.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' Hit the full one don't look at the thumb.... Picked this wandering thru my favs... It' hardly an isolated case.

Anyways; Once CS5 comes out I hear that I will just be able to download and automatically remove the watermark with a single click, so I guess it's just short-term :-) [before I get flamed more then I will anyway, see the smilie... I am not downloading stuff just point out how useless the all is]


Watermarks in the center are very annoying.

The way I see it, if someone wants to remove the watermark, they probably will, especially if they're stealing it for commercial purposes. The watermark is just there to say "This picute is copyright", the same way it appears on books, music etc. That's why I put mine in the lower right with low opacity. It's hardly noticable, it doesn't distract from the picture, but it's there for someone to see, so they have no excuse that they "didn't know".
04/07/2010 06:23:10 PM · #199
Originally posted by karmat:

To be perfectly honest, after the first week or so, I don't even notice them anymore.


You don't notice them when they're smack dab in the middle of the photo? I do, and they're HORRIBLE!! Absolutely horrible. I detest them.
04/07/2010 06:42:08 PM · #200
Originally posted by KarenNfld:

Originally posted by karmat:

To be perfectly honest, after the first week or so, I don't even notice them anymore.


You don't notice them when they're smack dab in the middle of the photo? I do, and they're HORRIBLE!! Absolutely horrible. I detest them.


It depends on the image whether it's distracting or not. On some it just blends in.
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